While in China I was enjoying the beauty of Hangzhou which has been a favorite retreat for people of prominence and imperial rulers for centuries. The splendor of Hangzhou is centered on and around the greatness of the massive West Lake, the largest part of West Lake is known as the Outer Lake and it is bounded by the North Inner Lake, Yuehu Lake, West Inner Lake and Lesser South Lake. Now you can see why I spent so much time on this lake and I have posted several images taken here and the cool ting is no two photos look like the same location either. The water taxi or tour boat was a relaxing way to take in the entire lake this boat trip took about 45 mins and we saw why this lake is so popular that boast 20 million visitors a year, not bad, that’s like a good amusement park in America’s visitor count. West Lake is a great place to spend a day you can enjoy a peaceful bike ride around the lake or take a boat either way you can’t go wrong on this must see while in Hangzhou.
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I don’t dislike plastic beverage (water) bottles for the same reasons most people hate them, I do moderately recycle, I’m not concerned about saving landfills, I’m not too concerned about toxins they may contain as part of the material DNA, I’m not really motivated about getting a nickel back from each bottle I take to a recycle center even though these are all good reason not to indorse plastic bottles, my reason for this bitterness is people do not really know how to use them when drinking and this has become so clear to me while trying to enjoy my yoga practice, that’s right yoga has brought this abuse to my attention. The plastic bottle was designed to hold liquid so you can enjoy the liquid when you are ready to drink, but here is where I get irritated….You do not need to “squeeze” the darn bottle to get the liquid out and into your body, “gravity” will allow as much liquid as you can handle at any one time to enter your mouth. “Do Not” squeeze the plastic bottle the noise is like finger nails on a chalk board, don’t do it, show some manners, some class, don’t be a pig, hold up the bottle and let gravity drain as much beverage as you desire. Squeezing doesn’t accomplish anything, nada amigo! Drink with class and everyone will appreciate it and not to mention you won’t disrupt my personal meditation time and we both can be in a Zen like state of bliss, Namaste.
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